Courts in Iowa
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Iowa's courts include District Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa's 99 counties are divided into 8 districts, each having a District Court that handles the majority of cases, including small claims, juvenile, mental health, violation of city/county ordinance, criminal, probate, domestic relations, and general civil cases. If you appeal a District Court decision in Iowa, it will be reviewed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears appellate court appeals.

If you're seeking information regarding Iowa court records, you can visit, Iowa's online docket record search website. This website provides information including case titles, a list of filings, and child support and fine payments, as well as a copy of the court docket. Additional information, including case schedules, exhibit lists, bonds, and lien indexes is available for an additional $25 monthly charge. Copies of Iowa court documents aren't found on this website. If you're seeking copies of Iowa state court records, you'll need to contact the clerk of court office for the county in which the records are held.
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18, Apr 2014 - Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A prosecutor pursuing several cases against felons charged with voting illegally says an Iowa Supreme Court ruling shouldn't impact them.
18, Apr 2014 - Madison, IA Suspect pulls a gun inside an Iowa courtroom
A security scare at an Iowa courthouse. A suspect pulled a gun in front of the judge at his sentencing hearing on a meth charge.
18, Apr 2014 - Union, IA Man convicted in 1984 killing now at West Union halfway house
An Iowa inmate who has spent most of his life in prison for playing a minor role in a 1984 slaying has been granted work-release privileges.
18, Apr 2014 - Des Moines, IA Mistrial denied in Iowa doctor's overdoses case - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A lawyer for a Des Moines doctor accused of prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers was denied a mistrial request in the case.
18, Apr 2014 - Worth, IA Fifth anniversary of marriage equality
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement Thursday marking the fifth anniversary of the landmark Varnum decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to recognize same-sex marriages. The decision made Iowa the third state in
18, Apr 2014 - Linn, IA Man Sentenced to 5 Years for 15th Burglary Conviction
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids man was sentenced for his 15th burglary conviction Monday in Linn County District Court.
18, Apr 2014 - Madison, IA Crime spree suspect to face more federal gun charges
A man facing charges related to a multi-county crime spree is facing additional federal firearms charges that could add up to 30 years in prison if convicted. James Kruger, 36, is charged in Dane, Iowa and Grant counties with numerous counts related to a crime spree in early September that ended in a high-speed chase that included a man he took hostage. Kruger was indicted in September on a ...
18, Apr 2014 - Federal law on corporate donations likely factor in Supreme Court rejecting Iowa case
Ducking a new case on the divisive issue of campaign finance, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to an Iowa law that bans corporate contributions in state elections. The court declined to take up the case just days after it issued a ruling lifting limits on the aggregate amount individual donors can [...]
18, Apr 2014 - Iowa judge releases bar shooting suspect
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - An intellectually disabled man accused of accidentally shooting a foreign exchange student in Sioux City was released from jail after an Iowa judge ruled that state law doesn't allow that he be committed. Solomon Harris, 25, left the Woodbury County Jail on Monday ...
18, Apr 2014 - Linn, IA Maurice Harden Sentenced to 25 Years for Attacking Officer
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Maurice Harden, 19, had nothing to say in his defense before the judge revoked his probation and sent him to prison for 25 years.
18, Apr 2014 - Union, IA 30 years after slaying, inmate gets work-release
An Iowa inmate who has spent most of his life in prison for playing a minor role in a 1984 slaying has been granted work-release privileges.
17, Apr 2014 - Psychiatric experts suggest teen competent to stand murder trial
A western Iowa judge is deciding whether or not a teen is competent to stand trial for allegedly killing his foster brother.
17, Apr 2014 - Man sentenced for lascivious acts with a child
MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine man was sentenced April 16 after pleading guilty to lascivious acts with a child, a class C felony, and sex offender registry violation, an aggravated misdemeanor. 
17, Apr 2014 - Court denies man's appeal in robbery
CLINTON -- The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a conviction of a man who robbed a Clinton pawn shop in 2012. Darrell L. Thomas recently appealed his first-degree robbery conviction to the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court released its decision Wednes
17, Apr 2014 - Pottawattamie, IA Avoca Man Sentenced for Sex Offender Registration Violation
An Avoca, Iowa man has been sentenced to a year in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.
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